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Me Maw's Restaurant:
Wholesome Food at an
Affordable Price

by Tanya Womack

Me Maw's Restaurant could possibly be added to Macon's Historical Places to dine while in town. It is the talk of the town and stays busy. Executive chef, owner and Alfreda Lockett's, daughter of Filmore Thomas, and wife of chef Sous chef, Richard let their grandchildren name the restaurant. They grandchildren named the restaurant in honor of her. It's been years since the Bellevue community had an eatery. A place where they could go in, sit down and have a great meal at a reasonable price. Well, Alfreda and her husband Richard of 46 years have changed all of that. Two years ago, they opened up Me Maw’s Restaurant. Bellevue is a small area of Macon.

The restaurant opened two years ago and it's the talk of the town. The restaurant is located in the heart of Bellevue, one of the most well-known and friendliest communities in Macon, Georgia. Me Maw's is family owned and operated and hires local workers.

"Everything we cook is fresh and affordable. We have our own garden in the back of the restaurant and that is one of the reasons our food is so appealing to our customers. When we have to purchase products, we make sure the vendors are locally owned as well." said Me Maw.

This hidden tiny nugget located on Mumford Road, draws customers from all over. However, most of their business comes from Atlanta. People drive all the way from Atlanta just to have some of Me Maw's, wholesome cooking.

Me Maw's restaurant gives back to Bellevue, loving known as the "view". “We give back to the community by giving out free dinners for various events. Bellevue has a very strong history of closeness and caring engraved in it. For many years, it was one of the nicest places to live and raise a family. The View was also known for its sports: Softball, football, volleyball, track, basketball, you name it, the view probably played it.

There were many unsung heroes, Filmor Thomas, Wilbert Fraley and Willie Womack Sr., just to name a few.

Mr. Filmore Thomas was a community activist with a love for family and the community. A park will be named in his honor on Log Cabin Drive in Bellevue. Hopefully, we will see more unsung heroes remembered for their contribution to Bellevue.

Me Maw's specials includes: Just to give you an example, of how good the food is, most of their customers peach cobbler, lemonade oxtails, fish and this is not even close to how many items are on the menu. They also have a Children's Menu. (Must be 10 and under) All large orders please call 24 hours in advance. Me Maw’s caters as well.

County Commissioner, Al Tillman, (Dist.9) said, "I used to drive down this street often but would never stop and go inside. He continued, "I to come here to eat two or three times a week now. The food is just that good."

Harold Thomas, one of the greatest saxophonist players of all time concluded by saying, "Me Maw's wholesome food and cooking is the best on this side of the Mississippi. Once you had a taste, you will come back for more."

Reverend Lockette added, "We also provide catering services, weddings, funerals, repast services as well as a variety of events."

Me Maw received her Culinary Diploma from Helms Career Institute. She is also continuing her education at Middle Georgia College majoring in psychology, with an expectant date of graduation of 2016. Her husband Richard serves as pastor at New Era MBC in Kathleen Georgia.

Me Maw's Restaurant
4254 Mumford Road
Macon, Ga. 31210
12 Noon -. 7:00 P.M.
Every 1st & 3rd
Sunday 12 Noon - 6:00 P.M.

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P.O. Box 446, Macon, • GA 31202 * Ofc: 478-745-7265

ronnie blount photo
Rev. Richard and Alfreda Lockett